Judges bribery case: SC dismisses plea for SIT probe

Agencies/New Delhi
November 15, 2017 NATIONAL 65 Views

The Supreme Court (SC) today dismissed a plea asking that a special investigation team (SIT) probe bribery charges against judges, saying that senior lawyers made irresponsible allegations.
The top court however made sure to say that no one, not even judges, are above law.
The case is to do with the CBI’s September 19 first information report (FIR), which named several persons, including former Orissa High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi, as the accused in an alleged corruption case. It was alleged that Quddusi along with others assured some medical colleges of favourable orders from the top court, reported Doordarshan.
A SC bench said today that senior lawyers made irresponsible allegations without basic verification of facts from the relevant FIR.
“Damage has been done to the institution (judiciary) by filing of such plea and unnecessary doubts were raised on its integrity,” said the top court.
The SC also made clear that the CBI’s FIR is not against any judge and that it not possible to lodge one against a judge.

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